The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 42 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 17 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.44% 5.92% 9.13%
As % of the General category 1.37% 18.89% 26.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 31
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

General Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
73 90 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 31.88% 31.36% 34.19%
Number of salaries quoted 63 77 134
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region.

Games Salary Trend in Ipswich

Games
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Development Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft